LETA (Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority) just announced the return of the 'Yard of the Month' contest starting today, April 1st through October 31st. You can nominate your neighbors, friends, and family for the 'Yard of the Month' award, and every month throughout the Spring/Summer a new winner will be selected and announced. The winner will receive a $100 gift card courtesy of Bedrock Nursery, a 'Yard of the Month' winner sign, and of course bragging rights! I know of several deserving people and neighbors I can nominate for this award whose lawns and landscaping are beyond incredible, they're absolutely immaculate.

Now that Spring is officially here and we're starting to see warmer temperatures outdoors it's time to get back in the yard and get things looking good. I spent most of the weekend in the yard raking up leaves and getting all the equipment ready for the season. I enjoy taking care of the lawn and landscaping, I'm not that good at it but it's relaxing and the end result is always something you can be proud of. I'm still a long ways away from winning the 'Yard of the Month' contest but with each passing weekend, my yard is looking better and better.

So be on the lookout for yards that you can nominate for the 'Yard of the Month' award. To nominate someone all you have to do is take a quick picture or two and submit them to the Lawton Public Affairs office by emailing publicaffairs@lawtonok.gov. Along with the photos include the person's name and address along with their phone number if you have it. Then they'll be entered into the contest. Every month members of LETA (Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority) will review all the entries and declare a winner!

The best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages & groups to join, follow & be a part of.

If you just moved here, welcome to Lawton, Fort Sill we're glad you're here. It can be difficult moving and starting up in a new place. Trying to make friends, find things to do, get more information about the town itself, and just get acquainted with all the goings-on. We're here to try and help you out with a list of the best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages and groups you should join, follow and be a part of.

The most unusual and beautiful Airbnb rental in Oklahoma

Check out the Silo at Lake Tenkiller. It has to be one of the most unusual and beautiful Airbnb rentals in Oklahoma. It's a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home located at Lake Tenkiller and yes it's a silo. It can comfortably sleep up to 6 people and comes with all the best creature comforts including a fire pit out back where you can kick back, relax and take in the view. Not only is this one of the most unusual rentals available on Airbnb in Oklahoma it's also one of the highest-rated. It currently boasts a solid 5 out of 5 stars and everyone who has stayed there have been very complimentary about how wonderful it is. This place looks amazing!

Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma

One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to critter@townsquaremedia.com and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.

Where to Find the many murals by Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT in Lawton, Fort Sill.

If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.